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The official languages in Barcelona are Catalan and Spanish. English is also a widely spoken language in the tourist areas. English is the official language of the Forum. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Time zone

The local time in Barcelona is Central European Time (GMT+1 hour).


The climate in Barcelona is typically Mediterranean. Summers are hot and humid, winters mild, and most of the rainfall is in spring and autumn. January and February are the coldest months, averaging temperatures of 10 °C. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of 30 °C.

For more information visit the weather forecast website.


If you would like to tweet about the event or follow the discussions on Twitter, look out for our hashtag: #EQAF.


Please note that photos will be taken during the event and may be used for publications and websites, both of organisers and of the University of Barcelona. Should you be opposed to your picture being used as described, please contact the photographer or the organisers on-site.


To call Barcelona you have to dial +34 (dialing code for Spain) + number you wish to call.

Emergency phone numbers

112 General emergencies
061 Medical emergencies
080 Fire service
088 Police


There are as many as eight pharmacies within walking distance from the Forum venue (within 300 metres). The website provides information about the pharmacies on duty as well as the location. 


Electricity in Barcelona is supplied at 220/240v and 50 Hz. 

Currency & ATMs

The currency used in Barcelona is the euro. Cashpoints/ATMs are often accessible 24/7 and they can be found easily all over the city.

Post office

The post office closest to the University of Barcelona is at Ronda Universitat, 23. Please consult the Spanish post website in order to find the closest office to your hotel

Car hire

You can hire a car from the following companies:

Tel: +34 902 18 08 54
Fax: +34 902 18 07 60

Tel: +34 902 50 30 10

Tel: +34 902 01 19 59
Fax: +34 932 98 36 42 


Shops in Barcelona are usually open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 to 20.00. Most shops accept all major credit cards. For more information visit the following website: 

Tourist information  

It is possible to download to your mobile phone the official cultural and tourist guide to Barcelona app: iBarcelona

For more information on tourism in Barcelona please visit:
Barcelona Turisme
Passatge de la Concepció, 7-9
08008 Barcelona
Tel: +34 932  85 38 34

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96